I am taking part in the Tuff Spot A-Z Blog Hop, hosted by Emma over at Adventures of Adam. If you want to see what other people have chosen for the other letters of the alphabet then be sure to keep an eye out! Today is the letter J and we are using jelly!! It is a messy one but the fun your children will have makes it totally worth it!
I bought some cheap sachets of jelly mix from the supermarket, Asda had 3 for £1 so I bought 6. I made the jelly the day before I was due to do the activity, giving it plenty of time to set. It works out at 6 pints worth of jelly which sounds a lot but once you spread it out it is just the right amount.
I placed the bowl in the tuff spot and gave the girls a selection of utensils to play with. I dressed them in minimal clothing so they would be able to get messy without worrying about their clothes. I also put down a cheap shower curtain to contain the mess- got mine from poundland.
Little G got straight in and started exploring but Little L was a hesitant, not knowing what was going on! I obviously need to do more messy play with her now she is more able to join in!
They happily played for just over an hour, there was laughter and smiles from beginning to end (and full tummies!). Both had to be whisked to the bath to be rinsed off but that just added to the fun, sharing a bath and having a big splash around! If you want to buy yourself a tuff spot then Emma has kindly compiled a list of various distributors around the world. For more inspiration make sure you keep a look out for #TuffSpotAtoZChallenge on Twitter daily and also take a look at this handy list of activities! We will be back with the letter T in a week or so, so come back and see what we will be playing with next!